Lockport Women’s Club/Pat Darin Intern Looks Forward

Lockport Women’s Club/Pat Darin Intern Looks Forward to Future in Museum Studies

Published: March 23, 2017.

Kole Torres of Carol Stream has been selected as the eighth Lockport Woman’s Club/Pat Darin Intern. “This experience has confirmed my passion to pursue a career in Museum Studies,” said the Lewis University student.

The opportunity provides a paid internship in local history. Torres, who is double majoring in history and philosophy, is currently working on transcribing oral histories of the residents of the Fairmont area and scanning 35mm negatives from Joliet journalists’ photos. The senior has assisted with the processing of the Milne collection, which included a large number of objects from the prominent Lockport family.

“Working at the Howard and Lois Adelmann Regional History Collection, I’ve gained valuable knowledge on archives, how they function, and how to access historical materials and research. My dream job would be to design exhibits for museums, such as the Smithsonian Institute.” Torres stated.

Dr. Dennis H. Cremin, director of the Lewis University History Center and professor of history, said “Kole has been an outstanding intern. She had already interned at Naper Settlement and has gained hands-on experience that will serve her well in her career.”

The Lewis University History degree program provides more than just names and dates. History is the entirety of human civilization - past, present and future. History degree students at Lewis University study historically significant events, ideas, persons and civilizations. They prepare to analyze modern-day economic, social and political happenings with deeper clarity and wisdom. Graduates of the program are game-changers with an intelligent interdisciplinary background in their belief and the research and communication skills necessary to make a difference.

Lewis University is an innovative and entrepreneurial Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.

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